Mary Ann VanTassel Yannes, age 87, of Seymour, beloved wife of John Lewis Yannes Sr., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 with her loving family by her side. Born on December 31, 1934 in Haverstraw, New York, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Kosiscik VanTassel. A graduate of Bassick High School, Mary Ann was a retired employee of Peoples United Bank. She served in many capacities over her career and retired from the Securities Dept.
Family was everything to Mary Ann; so much so, that she retired early so that she can spend time with and take care of her grandchildren. Mary Ann was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The unconditional love she gave and the values that she taught will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her beloved husband of 66 years, John, survivors include her six loving children, John L. Yannes Jr. and his wife Ruthann, Judy Von Ehr and her husband William, Roy Yannes and his wife Patricia, Regina Fitzgerald and her husband Roy, Mary Paben and her husband Gerald and Michael Yannes and his wife Shannon, 18 cherished grandchildren, 19 adored great grandchildren and a sister, Annette Christian. She was predeceased by her brother Raymond VanTassel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Andrew's Church, 435 Anton Street, Bridgeport. Interment will follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery of Easton. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd. Trumbull.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots, www.toysfortots.org or Make-A-Wish Foundation, www.wish.org/ct.